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Royal Hunt Pub Community Group

Residents and their supporters are invited to help combat rural decline by joining the Royal Hunt Pub Community Group who plan to help make the Royal Hunt into a successful pub and restaurant.

The RHPCG have been using legislation to protect the pub from demolition. An Asset of Community Value (ACV) is a property of importance to a local community, which is subject to additional protection from development under the Localism Act 2011. The Royal Hunt Pub has been nominated as an ACV 5 times.

  • May 2015 by Winkfield Parish Council
  • June 2015 by CAMRA
  • October 2017 by CAMRA
  • June 2018 by The Royal Hunt Pub Community Group
  • December 2018 by The Royal Hunt Pub Community Group
Some ACV Nominations were successful and survived challenges but eventually got removed from the Bracknell Forest Council ACV Register.

Royal Hunt Pub Planning Inspectorate Deadline 9th July

Planning Applications 17/00672/FUL and 18/00552/FUL (to demolish The Royal Hunt Pub) have both been refused, but the owners have lodged an appeal. All objections to the appeal must be received by the Planning Inspectorate Case Officer Ann Edmonds by 9th July 2019.

Please help save the first and last pub in North Ascot by sending your objections (suggestions below) to the appeal to Ann Edmonds at the following email address:
west2@planninginspectorate.gov.uk
The email must contain the following references:
P.I.Ref:APP/R0335/W/19/3222184
BFC Ref:18/00552/FUL/APNL1

Click here to read the letter sent by RHPCG to Ann Edmonds on Sunday 16/06/2019.

Total Pledged: £233,520.00
Total Members: 107

This money could be made available to fund a freehold purchase. Additional funding can also be raised using a community share issue, grants from the Plunkett Foundation, More than a Pub, Locality and the Heritage Lottery Fund, all of which are actively supporting existing community buy-outs elsewhere in the country. Even if you do not want to make a pledge, we still welcome you to join the RHPCG. The more members we have, the better. Housing developers hope that you will get objection fatigue. Please don't let them win. We ask for your patience, your resilience and your continuing support.

This process can take a few years. For example, the Royal Oak at Hail Weston was in a similar situation in 2012. The Hail Weston Community Pub Society was formed. In January 2017 The Royal Oak was bought by a group of eight local villagers. The building has been refurbished and reopened as an independent village pub on May 19th 2017.